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Oregon Grape: Gentle Protector

Berberis (or Mahonia) aquafolium (B. repens or nervosa species also used), a.k.a.¬†Oregon Mountain Grape, Holly-leaved Barberry Oregon grape earned its name from pioneers who harvested the plant along the Oregon trail. These hardy travelers used this herb as both medicine…

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How to Make a Glycerite: DIY Medicine

Herbal glycerites are a sweet tasting way to extract herbal constituents. For adults who cannot tolerate alcohol, glycerites are a welcome break from teas or syrups. For parents, glycerites are a crafty way to administer potent but unpalatable medicine to fussy children. For people with an upset stomach, a glycerite is welcomed over a tincture any day.
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Easy-To-Sew T Shirt Bag

Collection bags are handy to have during harvest season. This project involves changing an old t-shirt into a collection bag that can be stuffed into a pocket until ready for use. These bags are great to have around when you happen to stumble upon an apple tree ripe and ready for the picking. They also come in handy for carrying beach towels, coloring books or sack lunches.
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